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Julia Pannell

‘Carbon Bombs’ could blow up our climate ambitions

Carbon Bombs           A major investigation by the Guardian newspaper has revealed shocking plans by major oil and gas firms to ignore all the promises of COP26 and plough on with raking in huge profits.           In ‘Carbon bombs’ set to trigger a climate catastrophe’ (12 May 2022) the Guardian claims that the world’s biggest… Read More »‘Carbon Bombs’ could blow up our climate ambitions

Healthcare Crisis?

Healthcare Crisis?          A healthcare crisis is developing, according to Dr Graeme Eunson, a consultant pediatrician based at Borders General Hospital and the outgoing chairman of the BMA’s Scottish consultants’ committee.            He claims a two-tier system is emerging, with double the number of medical professionals retiring in 2021 compared to 2020.… Read More »Healthcare Crisis?

Week 17 April 23rd – April 29th, 2022

 23/04/2022 – 29/04/2022 The Fringe Soaring accommodation costs are pricing entertainers out of participation, with some prices doubling since 2019. Anthony Alderson of the Pleasance Theatre Trust is calling on the council and landlords to cap prices. The Scottish government introduced the Scottish Private Residential Tenancy agreement in 2019 in a bid to help students,… Read More »Week 17 April 23rd – April 29th, 2022

You win some, you lose some

A mixed few weeks for women’s rights: Victories The Equality and Human Rights Commission has ruled that toilets, changing rooms and so on can be single sex and exclude trans people. However, the following day, NHS diversity officers decided to band together to just ignore that advice. Sajid Javid, the Health Secretary, waded into the… Read More »You win some, you lose some

Week 13 26th March – 1st April 2022

26/03/2022 – 01/04/2022 Incinerator plans binned Plans for a new waste incinerator in South Lanarkshire have been abandoned following an outcry from the local population and campaign group Dovesdale Action Group (DAG) working with MSPs Christina McKelvie and Mairi McAllan and local MP Angela Crawley.  Sir David Attenborough supported opposition to the plant.  The Scottish… Read More »Week 13 26th March – 1st April 2022

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